New York Jets 1st Round Options: 2013 NFL Draft

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Sept 1, 2012; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns free safety Kenny Vaccaro (4) intercepts a pass intended for Wyoming Cowboys wide receiver Chris McNeil (80) during the first half at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Kenny Vaccaro – The Jets lost both of their safeties this offseason in LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell. Vaccaro is the top safety in this class but isn’t a top 10 quality selection in my mind, but neither was Mark Barron and he went #7 over all. Vaccaro is a versatile player however, being able to drop down into the slot and cover the slot WR. He is aggressive in the run game and in space, but he can be overly aggressive causing himself to miss tackles and over run plays. He also hasn’t shown much of an ability to be a ball hawk, only having 5 career INTs while at Texas.

Nov 24, 2012; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) catches a pass against Kentucky Wildcats defensive back Cody Quinn (16) during the game at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won by a score of 37 to 17. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Cordarrelle PattersonSantonio Holmes will be back next year, but that isn’t exactly exciting news. Stephen Hill will have a year under his belt, but still may not be ready to contribute full time. If Mark Sanchez is going to have any chance of being successful next year he has to have some legitimate weapons. Patterson is a big, strong, fast WR who is being compared to Julio Jones. Patterson is a little raw, but has all the tools to be a great WR in this league. If Patterson and Hill both pan out, that is a pair of big, strong, fast guys on the outside and that will be hard to stop if they have a halfway competent QB throwing the ball.

November 3, 2012; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver Tavon Austin (1) runs after a pass reception against the TCU Horned Frogs during the fourth quarter at Milan Puskar Field. The TCU Horned Frogs won 39-38 in two overtimes. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Tavon Austin – This is one people will see as a big of a reach, but there has been some buzz about Austin being looked at by top 10 teams. His electric plays can’t be ignored and he is easily the most explosive play maker in this draft. The Jets need play makers on offense and Austin can make plays from a number of different positions. He can play in the slot, in the back field, can return kicks as well as punts. He brings a versatility and big plays that they just don’t have on their offense. Personnel guys are seeing him as a Percy Harvin type player and will likely take a chance on him early.

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Topics: 2013 Nfl Draft, Afc, AFC East, Barkevious Mingo, Cordarrelle Patterson, Dion Jordan, Kenny Vaccaro, LSU Tigers, NFL, NFL Draft, Oregon Ducks, Tavon Austin, Tennessee Volunteers, Texas Longhorns, West Virginia Mountaineers, WVU

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